The Post Office has partnered with DPD to accelerate ‘click and collect’ deliveries as people begin to flock back to offices across the UK.
The Post Office has stated that the service will initially be available in 250 of its post offices this month and 1,500 branches just before Christmas.
During the coming weeks and months, millions of people are expected to return to the office and stop working from home five days a week.
It has therefore boosted its ‘click and collect’ service so people can have parcels delivered to local post offices while at work. It claims this will lead to more sustainable delivery services, less emissions and less need for multiple journeys.
This is the first time in its 360-year history that it has allowed external carriers to join its network, alongside Royal Mail.
Nick Read, Chief Executive at the Post Office, said: “As a society, we are increasingly considering the environmental impact of our activities. This will mean ensuring the last mile of delivery is ‘carbon free’.
“Our physical network of branches helps make this a reality, encouraging people to walk or cycle to their local Post Office to collect their parcels.”